Based on all the negative reviews to this hotel, went not expecting much - as usual, dont believe all you read.
The resort itself - lovely cliffside property, lots of steps - workout included! well maintained property with pools on each level. The rooms, although nothing special, were clean & bed was comfortable (bonus - room came with extra pillows!) The food, typical all inclusive menu - you won't go hungry, but take advantage of the restaurants for variety. Disappointment is beach snack bar - same food everyday - burgers, hotdogs, fries + pasta, which meant hiking up to the main buffet and then working off your meal! If you travel with Nolitours and are offered the Beach BBQ - dont bother going - huge disappointment! The bars, one on each level of the resort with good selection, clean & well maintained. The beach, located on a secluded cove, quiet & tranquil - some waves but clean - on that note the beach maintenance staff are fantastic, they kept the beach area spotless + helped you with beach chairs.
The activity staff were amazing - Blacky, Banana, Donkey (aka Mini Usher) and evening entertainment dancers put so much heart & soul into their performances.
We travelled with family of four adults, no problem - no stomach issues.
Be prepared that this is an all-inclusive part of a huge vacation club. The total property is immense, they get around by shuttle and golf carts. Also do yourselves a favour - take the 1hr tour of the property, then they leave you be + get on with your holiday - don't worry be happy!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort – Dominican Republic is the newest jewel in the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club. Nestled along the Cofresi beach shores, and overlooking the sparkling Caribbean sea, this resort caters to the luxurious enjoyment of both families and couples looking for that perfect getaway. With 468 well-appointed accommodations that range from Adult Only Spa Suites, to Standard family friendly rooms located in a quite setting between the ocean beach and spectacular pool, this is a paradise worthy of the Lifestyle name. The resort was created with space and comfort in mind, making Cofresi Palm a relaxing, enjoyable and satisfying experience for all guests and their families. All rooms have air conditioning, cable television, phones, and ceiling fans, while the decor has a distinctive design, featuring dark wood furnishings. Shaded patios and verandas provide a relaxing place to gather in some of the units. Providing both service and features that are standard for a Lifestyle property, the Cofresi Palm offers a unique luxury accommodations experience. Cofresi Palm provides the easy, relaxed ambiance of the Caribbean in an opulent and elegant setting. Experience the array of beauty and excitement that Cofresi Palm Beach & Spa Resort has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sun Village Puerto Plata
- Sun Village Hotel Cofresi
- Dominican Republic Sun Village
- Sun Village Dominican Republic
- Sun Village Spa
- Sun Village Resort Dominican Republic
- Sun Village Resort Puerto Plata
- Sun Village Beach Resort
- Sun Village Resort Spa Puerto Plata